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AhmedMomen

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[EXYNOS ONLY] Samsung Galaxy S20 series OneUI 4.0 Android 12 Beta Thread

[Beta Program has not started yet]

Samsung has started the beta program for the S21 Series in Korea and Germany and will be rolling out to other countries later, however the beta program for the S20 series is yet to start/even get announced. It is expected to start in the coming weeks.

-This thread will be for sharing tips and help and update.zip/.bin files (when/if available) for the upcoming OneUI 4.0 Android 12 Beta for the Galaxy S20 series (Exynos/International/Unlocked) version.

Eligible models
-Galaxy S20 (SM-G980F)
-Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981B)
-Galaxy S20+ (SM-G985F)
-Galaxy S20+ 5G (SM-G986B)
-Galaxy S20 Ultra LTE/5G (SM-G988B)


Installation Methods:

ADB-method:

1. Download SDK platform tools https://developer.android.com/studio/releases/platform-tools
2. Extract the file in your desktop.
3. Inside the extracted folder put the update.zip file
4. Inside this folder, holding left shift, right click the mouse and select "open command prompt here". The command prompt will open.
5. Shutdown your phone and connect it to the pc
6. Holding power+volume up buttons, enter into recovery mode.
7. Select "update via ADB". (scroll down using the volume buttons and select using the power button).
8. Connect the phone to a PC using an original samsung USB cable.
9. In the command prompt run the following command:
./adb devices
10. Wait to see that the daemon has started and that your device is found.
11. If you device is found, run the following command:
./adb sideload update.zip


SD-card method:

1. Download the bin file and rename it to update.zip (by going to file options on your pc you can select to view the file extensions. This makes the renaming process much easier and safer, and avoids renaming the file to update.zip.zip)
2. Copy it to the root directory of your SDcard.
3. Shut down your phone.
4. Connect any USB device to your device, AKG earphones could work, then press Power+volume up buttons to get into recovery mode.
5. Using your volume keys navigate to "update via sdcard" and press power button to select it.
6. Again using volume keys navigate to the file "update.zip" and press power button to select it.
7. Update will start. Leave it till it completes installing. It will take some time.
8. Phone will reboot by itself and load android.

The update process will start. You will see a percentage counting. First it will verify, then patch etc. Do not move the cable, disconnect the phone or power off the PC.
Once the process is completed (it takes some time) the phone will boot itself, update the apps and log into your home screen.


There are two methods that you can use to get into recovery mode

Method 1
:
1. Connect your phone to your PC (Make sure USB debugging is on).
2. Using ADB, enter the command ./adb reboot recovery
3. Wait a little and you should be in recovery mode.

Method 2:
1. Power off your device
2. Connect your device to a PC or use the AKG earphones.
3. Hold down Power+VolumeUp buttons and keep pressing them until you enter recovery mode.

How to capture the update.bin file to share with other people:
1. Download HTTP canary app from playstore
2. Open HTTP Canary app
3. Leave the app and go to the settings and Start the software update in settings by pressing "download" and don't pause it
4. Go back to canary app and start it by pressing the little circle at the bottom right, and it will grab the link for you
5. Copy the link and post it here if you wish.

This will not trip knox if done by the methods above

Don't install a beta unless you are fully aware what you are going into.

Don't install the beta if you want your phone to be stable, IT'S a BETA.

It's recommended to make a backup of your data before updating to the Android 12 Beta.

Important Notes:
-Rename the .bin file to update.zip in order to be able to flash it from recovery.

-A common mistake done by some people is that they see the file named update while its a WinRAR.zip file already, then they add another .zip making the name of the file update.zip.zip which will not be flashed successfully, So make sure you do it right.

-Updating to the beta is AT YOUR RISK, No one is responsible if anything goes wrong.

You will not receive OTAs again UNTIL you are on a firmware that gets released later for your original CSC, thats most likely not happening before the BETA is over.

Small note:

My Galaxy S20 Ultra isn't from a country that has a beta program, I manually changed the CSC to DBT, that makes me receive DBT OTA Updates but participating in the beta in the past years, needed a sim card from the country of your CSC, Meaning i need a german SIM to be able to participate, so sadly i will not be able to pull the update.zip file unfortunately, But i will try my BEST to keep the thread updated with the latest beta update.zip file (If/when someone pulls it)
 
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AhmedMomen

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I really hope there will be someone who has DBT/BTU CSC that shares Update.zip links when the beta comes out. Would be much appreciated.

Also, Does anyone think there is a way to bypass the your sim card is not from your country service provider message that used to come up in the samsung members app in the last years?
 
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AhmedMomen

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What... No Snapdragon love??
If sb else doesn't create a thread for the SD models i might do it myself, but i don't think it's a good idea to have them both in the same thread, last year this was the case here in the S20 forum and they later divided the thread and made a new thread for the snapdragon models and kept the old one for the exynos.
 

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I really hope there will be someone who has DBT/BTU CSC that shares Update.zip links when the beta comes out. Would be much appreciated.

Also, Does anyone think there is a way to bypass the your sim card is not from your country service provider message that used to come up in the samsung members app in the last years?

At least with root, it's possible to fake your service carrier and register to the beta.
I already done this for the S8 android 10 beta and will try again with my imported korean S20U.
Apps like Android Market Enabler does the job
Edit: service carrier has to match with csc to register
 
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At least with root, it's possible to fake your service carrier and register to the beta.
I already done this for the S8 android 10 beta and will try again with my imported korean S20U.
Apps like Android Market Enabler does the job
Edit: service carrier has to match with csc to register
Do you think I could get a esim from Germany to sign up for beta program or do I need a physical sim card?
 

AhmedMomen

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At least with root, it's possible to fake your service carrier and register to the beta.
I already done this for the S8 android 10 beta and will try again with my imported korean S20U.
Apps like Android Market Enabler does the job
Edit: service carrier has to match with csc to register
Yeah that could work but i'm not really into root sadly, And i think i cannot really get german sim cards here unfortunately. Although i really wanted to share update.zip files when the beta comes out as i already share update.zip links for the monthly DBT OTA updates, But yeah i guess i have to hope that someone with a DBT SM-G988B and a German SIM card who's willing to participate in the beta shares the links with us.
 

WuNgUn

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It could be literally months before we see a S20 series update. Likely will release as final...
Did Samsung run a beta program for older flagship hardware last year? Or just release final?
 

AhmedMomen

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Hello everyone, without sim and wifi the beta does not receive it anyway if the phone has german csc?
The case in the last years has been that if you don't have a SIM card that matches your CSC, (if it's BTU then you need to have a UK sim, if it's DBT you must have German sim, etc) you will not be able to enroll officially through samsung members

If somebody else catches Update.zip file though, you can install it manually.
 
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WuNgUn

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A LOT of Galaxy and Samsung devices getting September security update tomorrow/this/last week...
Maybe this is what Samsung has been waiting on before releasing beta to S20 series.... 🤷🏻
 
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A LOT of Galaxy and Samsung devices getting September security update tomorrow/this/last week...
Maybe this is what Samsung has been waiting on before releasing beta to S20 series.... 🤷🏻
Yeah also the S21 Ultra is even getting october patch.

I can't help but notice, There hasn't been any leaks about samsung testing A12 for the S20 Series, which probably means we could be not less than 3 weeks away from a beta release which kinda sucks tbh.

I hope they surprise us and release it next week or the one after it, and maybe after all they have been testing it internally in secret for a while now and we don't know. We"ll see.
 
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Latest test firmware of the G988N from today : G988NKSU1FUI2
Since the latest public release is G988NKSU1EUH1 and so the E goes to F, this firmware is a OneUI 4 test.
This explains why the korean S20 serie has not yet received the september firmware.
 
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    Hello everyone, without sim and wifi the beta does not receive it anyway if the phone has german csc?
    The case in the last years has been that if you don't have a SIM card that matches your CSC, (if it's BTU then you need to have a UK sim, if it's DBT you must have German sim, etc) you will not be able to enroll officially through samsung members

    If somebody else catches Update.zip file though, you can install it manually.
    1
    A LOT of Galaxy and Samsung devices getting September security update tomorrow/this/last week...
    Maybe this is what Samsung has been waiting on before releasing beta to S20 series.... 🤷🏻
    1
    A LOT of Galaxy and Samsung devices getting September security update tomorrow/this/last week...
    Maybe this is what Samsung has been waiting on before releasing beta to S20 series.... 🤷🏻
    Yeah also the S21 Ultra is even getting october patch.

    I can't help but notice, There hasn't been any leaks about samsung testing A12 for the S20 Series, which probably means we could be not less than 3 weeks away from a beta release which kinda sucks tbh.

    I hope they surprise us and release it next week or the one after it, and maybe after all they have been testing it internally in secret for a while now and we don't know. We"ll see.
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    Latest test firmware of the G988N from today : G988NKSU1FUI2
    Since the latest public release is G988NKSU1EUH1 and so the E goes to F, this firmware is a OneUI 4 test.
    This explains why the korean S20 serie has not yet received the september firmware.
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    Latest test firmware of the G988N from today : G988NKSU1FUI2
    Since the latest public release is G988NKSU1EUH1 and so the E goes to F, this firmware is a OneUI 4 test.
    This explains why the korean S20 serie has not yet received the september firmware.
    Oh you're right!
    This is interesting, I think this probably means the beta release is getting closer.
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    What... No Snapdragon love??
    If sb else doesn't create a thread for the SD models i might do it myself, but i don't think it's a good idea to have them both in the same thread, last year this was the case here in the S20 forum and they later divided the thread and made a new thread for the snapdragon models and kept the old one for the exynos.
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    Will you also open a thread for S10+ Android 12 One Ui 4.0 beta update.zip
    Yeah i'm planning on making one, but i'm not sure if samsung is planning on doing a beta for the s10 series, i hope they do. I"ll make a thread in the coming days in the S10+ forum just for case.
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    I really hope there will be someone who has DBT/BTU CSC that shares Update.zip links when the beta comes out. Would be much appreciated.

    Also, Does anyone think there is a way to bypass the your sim card is not from your country service provider message that used to come up in the samsung members app in the last years?
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    What... No Snapdragon love??
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    Yeah i'm planning on making one, but i'm not sure if samsung is planning on doing a beta for the s10 series, i hope they do. I"ll make a thread in the coming days in the S10+ forum just for case.
    Ok
    Im sure samsung do a beta for S10 series